University of Saskatchewan

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  • U OF S PROFESSOR ON INTERNATIONAL TEAM TRACKING POLLUTION WITH NEW SATELLITE INSTRUMENT     Dec 09, 1999
    A University of Saskatchewan physics professor is part of an international science team that has developed a pollution-tracking instrument to be launched on the NASA satellite "Terra" Dec. 16.
  • SASKATCHEWAN RESEARCHERS UNDERTAKE MAJOR POPULATION HEALTH SURVEY     Dec 09, 1999
    In an effort to provide the first in-depth picture of the health of Saskatchewan people, researchers at Saskatchewan's two universities have teamed up to conduct a major survey of 7,000 residents by the summer of 2000.
  • NEW COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE TO FORGE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES THROUGH RESEARCH     Dec 03, 1999
    With a budget of $1.3 million over three years, a Community-University Institute for Social Research will be set up in Saskatoon to enhance health and community development across Saskatchewan, officials from the University of Saskatchewan and community-based organizations announced today.
  • U OF S HEALTH RESEARCHER WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD     Nov 29, 1999
    Nazeem Muhajarine, assistant professor of community health and epidemiology, will receive a $250,000 National Health Research Scholar Award from Health Canada, one of only three awarded nationally.
  • $750,000 FUNDING PARTNERSHIP CREATES NEW HEALTH RESEARCH CO-ORDINATOR POSITION     Nov 24, 1999
    A new position of University Co-ordinator of Health Research will be created immediately at the University of Saskatchewan to help boost health research in the province.
  • U OF S RESEARCH REVENUES UP $10.4 MILLION     Nov 18, 1999
    Research revenues at the University of Saskatchewan soared to $59.2 million in 1998-99 -- a whopping 21.3-per-cent hike over the previous year and the biggest percentage increase in at least 25 years.
  • U OF S PLANT SCIENTIST WINS NATIONAL AWARD     Nov 04, 1999
    The $5,000 award recognizes leadership and initiative in furthering university-industry co-operation in research. Award winners are selected by an arms-length panel of distinguished scholars.
  • THREE U OF S SCIENTISTS GET $920,000 FROM CFI FOR NEW RESEARCH TOOLS     Oct 25, 1999
    Three University of Saskatchewan researchers will get a total of almost $920,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for powerful new research tools that could lead to advances such as safety testing of new biotechnology products, better films for medical X-rays and improved telemedicine technology.
  • SCIENTISTS AND POTENTIAL SUPPLIERS SHOW GROWING INTEREST IN SYNCHROTRON     Oct 22, 1999
    Saskatoon, SK. - Two special events this week mark growing national interest in the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron from both scientists and potential suppliers of goods and services for the $173.5-million U of S-owned national project.
  • U OF S PROFESSOR CURT WITTLIN TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED RESEARCHER AWARD     Oct 22, 1999
    University of Saskatchewan professor Curt Wittlin, the world's leading expert outside Spain in medieval Catalan language and literature, will be presented "in absentia" with the Distinguished Researcher Award at the Fall Convocation Oct. 23.
  • CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE PROJECT OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED TODAY     Oct 04, 1999
    Today the $173.5-million Canadian Light Source (CLS) -- Canada's biggest scientific project in a generation -- was officially launched at a ceremony celebrating the unprecedented federal-provincial-civic-academic partnership that has led to the nation's first synchrotron facility.
  • PROF LEADS WAY WITH INTERNET MATH PROJECT     Sep 21, 1999
    University of Saskatchewan professor Keith Taylor was among some 60 mathematical scientists invited by the federal government and the Canadian Mathematical Society to attend a recent high-level Canadian-Chinese mathematics congress in Beijing.
  • NEW LOGO AND LEADER FOR THE CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE     Sep 07, 1999
    Today the $173.5-million Canadian Light Source synchrotron project, currently under construction on the University of Saskatchewan campus, has both a new logo and a new leader. U of S President Peter MacKinnon said the CLS's dynamic new logo will give national science project a strong visual identity that will become recognized across Canada.
  • NEW RESEARCH UNIT WILL SUPPORT HEALTH POLICY DECISIONS     Aug 17, 1999
    The establishment of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) will make "our province a centre of excellence in population health research," Dr. Ralph Nilson, U of R Dean of Physical Activity Studies and chairperson of the research unit, said today.
  • Saskatchewan Health Research Grants Awarded     Aug 16, 1999
    Eight health researchers at the University of Saskatchewan made history today as the first recipients of a new health research grant program designed to strengthen the province's health research community.
  • U OF S GETS $1 MILLION FOR NEW JOINT RESEARCH CHAIR IN AG ECONOMICS AND COMMERCE     Jul 14, 1999
    The University of Saskatchewan will receive $500,000 from federal granting councils over the next five years and a matching amount from industry for a new research chair that will establish the U of S as a centre of expertise in the management of technological change in agriculture.
  • SIX U OF S RESEARCHERS AWARDED $1.4 M FROM MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL     Jul 14, 1999
    Six University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded a total of $1.4 million in the latest round of medical research grants announced today by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
  • U OF S TO BENEFIT FROM $20-M CFI GRANT TO NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECT     Jun 30, 1999
    Researchers and students at the University of Saskatchewan will benefit from a $20-million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) that gives the green light to a national project for purchase of vitally important on-line journals.
  • U OF S GEOLOGIST AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL SOCIETY MEDAL     Jun 28, 1999
    The Royal Society of Canada has awarded University of Saskatchewan geologist Robert Kerrich the prestigious Willet G. Miller Medal for exceptional contributions to Canadian geoscience.
  • AG COLLEGE AWARDED $5 MILLION FROM CFI FOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES     Jun 23, 1999
    The University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture will get $5 million towards a $15.6-million infrastructure project for applied biotechnology research, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today.
  • CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE PUTS OUT FIRST CALL FOR TENDERS     Jun 10, 1999
    Tomorrow the University of Saskatchewan will put out a request for tenders for the first construction work on Canada’s biggest scientific project in a generation, the $173.5-million Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project.
  • U OF S ALERTS PUBLIC TO THEFT OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS     Jun 10, 1999
    The U of S is seeking the public’s help to locate a box with two devices that contain potentially hazardous radioactive material.
  • U OF S COMMITTEE FINDS NO EVIDENCE OF RESEARCH MISCONDUCT     Jun 10, 1999
    A three-person panel appointed by College of Medicine Dean David Popkin to look into an allegation of research misconduct has found no evidence of misconduct, and therefore has concluded that the complaint does not warrant a full investigation.
  • INTERNATIONAL SEARCH LAUNCHED FOR CLS DIRECTOR     May 30, 1999
    An international search has begun for a permanent scientific director to lead the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • U OF S ENERGY CONSERVATION EXPERT RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED RESEARCHER AWARD     May 25, 1999
    Engineering professor Robert Besant, whose energy conservation work has had a huge impact on housing in Canada, will be presented with the U of S Distinguished Researcher Award at today’s Spring Convocation.
  • U OF S TO CONDUCT PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF RESEARCH MISCONDUCT ALLEGATION     May 18, 1999
    In the wake of allegations first raised this week that a faculty researcher counseled his assistant to falsify research data, the University of Saskatchewan will conduct a preliminary review to determine whether a full investigation is warranted in accordance with established university policy, says Assistant Medical Dean Barry McLennan.
  • PARTNERSHIP GIVES MAJOR BOOST TO SASKATCHEWAN RESEARCHERS     May 13, 1999
    Saskatchewan's health research community took a big step forward today when Health Minister Pat Atkinson, Economic and Co-operative Development Minister Janice MacKinnon and Dr. Henry Friesen, President of the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC), announced a $10-million, five-year regional partnership program that will help retain health researchers in Saskatchewan and attract new talent to the province.
  • U OF S MEDICAL PROFESSOR WINS NATIONAL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE AMBASSADOR AWARD     May 09, 1999
    Barry McLennan, assistant dean of research at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious national award recognizing his "inspired leadership in advancing support for medical science and science policy in Canada."
  • IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME...     May 07, 1999
    More than 20 graduate students from across Canada have contacted the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory over the past year to inquire about working on the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to be built by 2003.
  • ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT SUPPORTS RESEARCH PROJECTS     May 04, 1999
    Saskatchewan Health Minister Pat Atkinson today announced $200,000 in additional research funding to support seven research projects from researchers associated with the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN GETS $103,500 ONE-TIME SSHRC GRANT     May 04, 1999
    A special one-time grant of $103,500 will be awarded to the University of Saskatchewan by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to stimulate increased participation in the federal funding agency's programs.
  • CFI APPROVES FUNDING FOR SYNCHROTRON PROJECT     Mar 31, 1999
    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – The CANADA FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION (CFI) has approved a $56.4 million contribution to build the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron project at the University of Saskatchewan. The decision gives the green light to the $173.5 million national facility, the largest scientific project ever to be built in Canada.
  • Synchrotron Hair Analysis May Reveal Breast Cancer     Mar 24, 1999
    A potential new breast cancer screening method that uses synchrotron- produced X-rays to analyze hair fibres underscores the need for Canada to build the proposed Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, says a U.S. researcher involved in the discovery.
  • Joint Research Project to Develop Pest-Resistant Canola     Mar 09, 1999
    A University of Saskatchewan-led research team will get almost $750,000 from the federal government and industry over four years to develop canola that is resistant to all major insect pests that damage this economically important crop.
  • U of S Lab Scores a World First in Biotechnology Research     Mar 09, 1999
    A University of Saskatchewan lab is the first in the world to convert an antibody into an enzyme, a discovery which could pave the way for better tools to kill viruses, dissolve blood clots, and destroy toxins in crop seeds such as canola.
  • U of S Research Web Site Launched Today!     Mar 09, 1999
    The first comprehensive University of Saskatchewan research web site went on line today at a special campus event involving researchers, corporate and government partners and the media.
  • President Ivany Optimistic Synchrotron Project Will Go Ahead     Mar 09, 1999
    Proponents of the $178.2-million Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron are optimistic the project will go ahead, despite a recent Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) ruling on "in-kind" matching funding that could leave the proposal with a $12-million shortfall.
  • Four U of S Medical Research Projects to get Federal Funding     Mar 09, 1999
    Medical research at the University of Saskatchewan will get a $1.86-million injection over the next five years from the Medical Research Council (MRC) of Canada.
  • New U of S Agricultural Research Chair Established     Mar 08, 1999
    Research into new winter wheat varieties and environmentally friendly farming practices will get a boost thanks to the creation of a new research chair in ecological agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Biology Professor Wins Distinguished Researcher Award     Mar 08, 1999
    Biology professor Larry Fowke, whose basic research has led to promising new tools in both forest regeneration and crop biotechnology, will be presented today with the U of S Distinguished Research Award at the Fall Convocation.
  • Proposed Synchrotron Projects Heads into Final Funding Review     Mar 08, 1999
    The University of Saskatchewan-led synchrotron project and three other proposed research projects will advance to the final stage of review in the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding competition.
  • Two U of S Researchers Get $1 M. in Research Infrastructure Funding     Mar 08, 1999
    A total of $1 million for new facilities and equipment will be awarded to two University of Saskatchewan researchers, thanks to a funding partnership involving the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Saskatchewan government, and the U of S.
  • Joint $2.4-M.-Project to Develop MRI for Veterinary Use     Mar 08, 1999
    It would be a veterinarian's dream -- a relatively low-cost MRI scanning device specifically designed for detecting tumors and injuries in animals.
  • U of S Selects Two New Petro-Canada Young Innovators     Mar 08, 1999
    Dr. Ram Balachandar and Dr. Yuanming Pan were each awarded a $20,000 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award at a special campus event today.
  • 20 U OF S RESEARCHERS AWARDED 1998 HSURC AWARDS     Mar 08, 1999
    Of the 23 awards, 20 went to U of S scientists. HSURC, the province's health research granting agency, awarded a total of close to $1.4 million in funding to the 23 projects.
  • Deregulation Would Cost Farmers More: U of S-led Study     Mar 08, 1999
    Saskatoon, SK. Deregulation of the Canadian grain handling and transportation system would end up costing farmers more than the current system, concludes a provincially commissioned study by a University of Saskatchewan-led research team.
  • Estey Report Ultimately Unworkable Say U of S Ag Economists     Mar 08, 1999
    Saskatoon, SK. Some recommendations of the recent Estey report on grain handling and transportation are unworkable as proposed, say the University of Saskatchewan agricultural economists in a commentary released today.
  • $3 M in Software Donated for State-of-the-Art     Feb 12, 1999
    Saskatoon, SK. Corporate donations of software valued at $3 million will give University of Saskatchewan researchers the best tools of any university in Canada for creating images of the interior of the Earth.
  • Synchrotron Awarded $1 M. Annual Operating Grant from MRC     Feb 04, 1999
    Saskatoon, SK. The proposed Canadian Light Source synchrotron project at the University of Saskatchewan will get $1 million a year for five years in operating funds from the Medical Research Council (MRC) of Canada.

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